"Touchmenudger" do I remember them, I used to live next door to Keith Shears the bass player, and new the other guys as they used to play nearly every Sunday in Keith's mum's house.
It used to save me some electric as I never had to turn my stereo on (LOL).
I even had a go at trying to sing for them, but unfortunately couldn't get anywhere near the mark to be any good.
Another little less known claim to fame for East dulwich, was Bon Scott of AC/DC who died in Overhill Road, which was just up the road from Keith's House and my place around the corner in Underhill Road.
Anyway, I remember Darryl, and had one of his ex-girlfriends staying with me who was called Leslie, and who used to go around with Lou, who at the time was going out with Pete, who always reminded me of Robert Plant / Roger Daltrey with his hair being a similar style, but I remember Phil even more as I knew his wife, Linda (Emma's Mum), I was even invited by Lin to Phil's funeral, quite an honour really as no-one else was allowed.
I did a little roadieing for Shadowfax when they were 1st starting out, as I used to work for a paint company and now and again got use of the van, if not, me and Martin used our little Bedford Beagle vans, to take the gear to the Newlands Tavern, which thanks to the internet I now find is called The Ivy House, we also used to go to The St. Germains on Brockley Rise, we all used to call it the St German's where Shadowfax used to play.
One time I drove the band to Barry Island in Wales, as at the time Shadowfax had a singer called Brian, and he arranged a gig there, I remember vaguely managing to drive them back to Brian's house after the gig, well over the limit on drink, and the next morning wondering how the hell we managed to get back.
Brian came down to London with a few of his mates and they all crashed around my house one night, making use of the armchairs, by putting them on end and making a sort of bed, surprising what can be done on the spur of the moment.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY RECORDINGS OF THE "SHADS" PLEASE UPLOAD THEM TO YOUTUBE, or, CONTACT ME or, firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to both sides of the single here [www.youtube.com
Added bonus is that Churchie has uploaded his Shadowfax stuff and also some of the other bands music that he played with.
I have added a list of the singles below (somewhere), HAPPY LISTENING!
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